Virginia Releases 2016 Women's Lacrosse Schedule
Dec. 1, 2015
2016 Lacrosse Ticket Information
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia announced its 2016 women’s lacrosse schedule on Tuesday (Dec. 1). The slate features seven home games and 12 opponents that played in the 2015 NCAA championships. Season tickets are now on sale and may be purchased online at VirginiaSports.com, by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office.
“We are excited to welcome back a couple of opponents, particularly Maryland, after being off the schedule for a year,” head coach Julie Myers said. “We will compete against some of the best teams in the country in addition to playing in the ACC, which is always the dominant conference.”
The Cavaliers, who competed in the NCAA championships for the 20th-consecutive season in 2015, open the 2016 campaign against Northwestern on Saturday, Feb. 13 in Kennesaw, Ga.
The 2016 home schedule includes contests with Richmond (Feb. 24), Penn State (Feb. 27), William & Mary (March 2), Syracuse (March 5), North Carolina (March 12), James Madison (March 23), and Boston College (April 2).
The Cavaliers will travel to Princeton (Feb. 20), Loyola (March 9), Notre Dame (March 19), Duke (March 26), Navy (April 6), Louisville (April 16), Maryland (April 20) and Virginia Tech (April 22).
The ACC championships will be held April 28-May 1 in Blacksburg, Va.
“After a solid performance in fall ball, we are excited to buckle down and get ready to play Northwestern and Princeton to begin the season in February.” Myers added. “We always try to balance our schedule with tough non-conference games. At the end of the day we really believe in true competition to get our team ready. We appreciate having those 12 tournament teams on the schedule, but we know we have our work cut out for us at the same time.”
Virginia returns four players who started all 19 games last season, including sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Vander Kolk (Severna Park, Md.). Vander Kolk earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors after playing all but four minutes in goal for the Cavaliers and ranking second in the ACC in saves per game (7.47). UVA has added 10 newcomers, and they will look to replace the seven seniors who graduated in 2015.
2016 Women’s Lacrosse Ticket Information
Virginia 2016 women’s lacrosse season tickets are on sale now. Women’s lacrosse reserved season tickets in the blue chairback seats are $30. General admission season tickets are $25, $20 for youth (18 & under), seniors (60 & over) and UVA faculty and staff.
Single-game tickets will go on sale Jan. 25.
Fans may purchase tickets online at VirginiaSports.com or through the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for in-person or telephone purchases. Telephone purchases can be made by calling 1-800-542-UVA1 (8821) or locally at 434-924-UVA1 (8821).
2016 Virginia Women’s Lacrosse Schedule
|Feb. 13||vs. Northwestern||TBA|
|Feb. 20||at Princeton||1 p.m.|
|Feb. 24||RICHMOND||5 p.m.|
|Feb. 27||PENN STATE||Noon|
|March 2||WILLIAM & MARY||7 p.m.|
|March 9||at Loyola||7 p.m.|
|March 12||NORTH CAROLINA*||1 p.m.|
|March 19||at Notre Dame*||TBA|
|March 23||JAMES MADISON||7 p.m.|
|March 26||at Duke*||1 p.m.|
|April 2||BOSTON COLLEGE*||1 p.m.|
|April 6||at Navy||6 p.m.|
|April 16||at Louisville*||1 p.m.|
|April 20||at Maryland||7 p.m.|
|April 22||at Virginia Tech*||7 p.m.|
|April 28||ACC Quarterfinals^||11/1 p.m.|
|April 29||ACC Semifinals^||4/6 p.m.|
|May 1||ACC Finals^||1 p.m.|
|May 13||NCAA First Round (Home Sites)||TBD|
|May 15||NCAA Second Round (Home Sites)||TBD|
|May 21-22||NCAA Quarterfinals (Home Sites)||TBD|
|May 27||NCAA Semifinals#||TBD|
|May 29||NCAA Finals#||TBD|
All dates, locations and times are subject to change and a list of televised contests will be announced at a later date.
* – ACC game ^ – ACC Championship hosted by Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium # – NCAA Semifinals/Finals at PPL Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)